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Teaching College Geography: A Practical Guide for Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty

By . . Association of American Geographers

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 7, 2008


Teaching College Geography provides a starting point for becoming an effective geography teacher from the very first day of class. Divided in two parts, the first set of chapters addresses “nuts-and-bolts” teaching issues in the context of new technologies, student demographics, and institutional expectations that are the hallmarks of higher education in the 21st century. The second part explores other important issues: effective teaching in the field, supporting critical thinking with GIS and mapping technologies, engaging learners in large geography classes, and promoting awareness of international perspectives and geographic issues.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Getting Started

Introduction, Teresa Dawson, Kenneth Foote, Michael Solem

Chapter 1.  Beginnings, Teresa Dawson

Chapter 2. Rolling up Your Sleeves, Teresa Dawson

Chapter 3. Into the Lion’s Den, Teresa Dawson

Chapter 4. Help with Grading, Teresa Dawson

Chapter 5. Constructing a Feedback Questionnaire, Teresa Dawson

Chapter 6. Responding to Student Feedback, Teresa Dawson

Chapter 7. Access for All: Issues of Classroom Equity, Teresa Dawson

Chapter 8. At Home in the Classroom: Developing Your Own Teaching Philosophy, Teresa Dawson

SECTION II: Promoting a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Geography

Introduction, Kenneth Foote, Cary Komoto, and Michael Solem

Chapter 9. GIS and Mapping Applications for Reasoning and Critical Thinking about the Environment and Society, Diana Stuart Sinton and Richard B. Schulz

Chapter 10. Looking Beyond the Lecture: Promoting Significant Learning in Large Classes, Douglas W. Gamble

Chapter 11. Teaching in the Field, Jennifer Speights-Binet and Douglas W. Gamble

Chapter 12. Geography and Global Learning, Michael Solem